Elise S. Eslinger, editor

Upper Room Books, 2006

This unique worship book centers on spiritual formation and contains liturgies, settings for psalms, and hymns which are thoughtfully chosen for their focus on spiritual life, including those from the Taize community. Published by the United Methodist Church, it is a wonderful resource for various worship services and retreats, as well as family and personal devotion.  

 

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Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand:  

He Karakia Mihinare O Aotearoa

HarperCollins, 1997

This prayer book was written for the Anglican Church of New Zealand and contains prayers by Christian Maoris (and other Polynesian cultures) alongside English liturgies.

 

Cynthia Bourgeault

New Seeds, 2006

Contemplative priest Bourgeault leads her readers into the ancient practice of chanting psalmody and the beauty of the results for spiritual awakening and healing.

Marianne Race, CSJ

Laurie Brink, OP

Wipf and Stock, 2008

The liturgical readings of the church year are set against the inspiring landscape of the Holy Land, as lectionary Scripture is paired with photographs and thoughtful reflections on the land of faith.

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Iona Community

Wild Goose Publications, 2005

Here is an excellent resource for worship, drawing on the Celtic and other Christian traditions, written and now expanded by members of the Iona community in Scotland.

Desmond Tutu

Doubleday, 2006

 

Originally published in 1995, this outstanding collection is composed of prayers from the continent of Africa selected by Tutu, and each section carries an introduction written by him.  This is a wonderful resource for liturgy and personal devotion and offers insight into the unique African Christian sprituality.

 

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Christian Miracle Foundation Press, 2010

 

No need to hide your Kindle under a pew cushion on Sunday--the Book of Common Prayer has gone electronic. This is the Kindle version of The Book of Common Prayer, the liturgical prayer book published in 1979 by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America.

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Madeleine L'Engle

HarperCollins, 1984

In a reprint of her 1976 original edition, beloved author L'Engle leads the reader through the church year beginning in Advent and shares her thoughts on the patterns of the liturgical seasons as well as from her own life experience.

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